I’m Alisha Valerie from www.AlishaValerie.com, I’m a 20-something disabled, cruelty-free beauty and lifestyle blogger from the beautiful city of Liverpool. I’ve chosen to tell you all about the beautiful city I grew up because although it’s known for The Beatles, there is a lot more to the city than the well-known band. Liverpool is located in the North West of England and really is a city to add to your bucket list if you haven’t already.
5 things to see and do in Liverpool
My recommendations for sight-seeing in Liverpool include;
The Mersey Ferry
With services operating between the Pier Head in Liverpool and both Woodside in Birkenhead and Seacombe in Wallasey, The Mersey Ferry is a must if you spend the day in Liverpool. If you’re lucky enough to get a clear day the view from the little boat will take your breath away.
Liverpool One Shopping Centre
Are you a shopaholic? If so, make the try to Liverpool One as it’s the best shopping centre I know! Whether you want to hit the shops for some of the best shopping in Liverpool, eat delicious food in one of the restaurants, or treat yourself to a cocktail in one of the lively bars, you’ll always have a fun packed day at Liverpool ONE. From the ODEON Cinema with 14 screening rooms and Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf to shopping over 100 stores – there is something for everyone!
I love a good museum and since I’m telling you about Liverpool I have to include my top four museums to visit located here. Museum of Liverpool – The Museum of Liverpool is the newest addition to Liverpool and only opened in 2011 replacing the former Museum of Liverpool Life. The museum is located on Mann Island at the Pier Head. Mersey Maritime Museum – This museum is my favourite. I have explored every single inch of it time and time again.The museum’s collections reflect the international importance of Liverpool as a gateway to the world, including its role in the transatlantic slave trade and emigration, the merchant navy and the RMS Titanic. The UK Border Agency National Museum, ‘Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered’ is located in the basement gallery of the building and really is a must-see. International Slavery Museum –Located on the top floor of the Mersey Maritime Museum is International Slavery Museum. Its displays cover untold stories of enslaved people, including historical and contemporary slavery. There is a section about life and culture in West Africa before the transatlantic slave trade, the history of slavery and also displays and special exhibitions about the legacies of slavery and current human rights issues. World Museum – Now this is somewhere to take the kids! The World Museum has extensive collections covering archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. Plus special attractions include the Natural History Centre and a planetarium. With real Egyptian mummies and a Bug House, kids will love this place.
Walker Art Gallery
If you love art then the Walker Art Gallery is a must-see. The gallery collection dates from 1819 when the Liverpool Royal Institution acquired 37 paintings from the collection of William Roscoe and today is the largest art collection in England, outside of London. The gallery is located on William Brown Street which is in a minutes walk of the World Museum, St George’s Hall and the William Brown Library so why not visit them all? I have spent countless hours in this amazing building and I know that all you art lovers out there will visit it and fall in love with it as much as me. If you are a massive art lover then don’t forget to visit Liverpool’s other art gallery Tate Liverpool, located close to the Alert Dock.
Albert Dock and Waterfront
One of my favourite places in the summer time to explore is the Albert Dock and Waterfront. It was constructed in 1846 and today comprises the largest single collection of Grade I listed building anywhere in Britain. The Albert Dock houses restaurants, bars, shops, two hotels as well as the Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum, Tate Liverpool and The Beatles Story. North of the city centre is Stanley Dock, home to the Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse, which was at the time of its construction in 1901, the world’s largest building in terms of area and today stands as the world’s largest brick-work building.
Alisha Valerie’s Recommendation for Food & Drink in Liverpool
If you do ever travel to scouse land then please check out my favourite place to drink which is The Font located on Arrad Street in Liverpool city centre and if you’re feeling peckish I highly recommend China Town for some amazing Chinese food. There are so many restaurants which cater for everyone from vegans to meat-eaters. If Chinese food isn’t your thing then try Busaba Liverpool located on Hanover Street for the best Thai food I have ever tasted in my life!
A map of things to do in Liverpool…
Other recommendations from Alisha Valerie
Some other places in Liverpool I recommend you highly check out are: Speke Hall Tudor Manor House, Croxteth Hall, Farm and Gardens and Acorn Farm. I have a series on my blog called “Our Day Out” where I have explored some of the places I have listed above if you’d like to check them out and have a read of them.
Lastly, if you do come to Liverpool for a day out then drop me a tweet? I’d love to meet up with you for a coffee and show you around the beautiful city.
With love, Alisha Valerie. x
Thank you to Alisha Valerie for taking part in the Travel in the UK Guest Blogger Series. You can catch up with the rest of the series on Steph’s World.
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